Image: The accidentally discovered galaxy Bedin I

Image: The accidentally discovered galaxy Bedin I
Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Bedin et al.; CC BY 4.0

This image, taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows a part the globular cluster NGC 6752.

Behind the bright stars of the cluster, a denser collection of faint stars is visibleā€”a previously unknown dwarf . This galaxy, nicknamed Bedin 1, is about 30 million light-years from Earth.


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